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What's interesting here is how much it grew when they removed their games from STEAM.

Not exactly reassuring for those of us that want their games back on there redface.gif

I don't think its as much about them taking there games off steam as it is Battlefield 3 coming out wink.gif
    
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I don't think its as much about them taking there games off steam as it is Battlefield 3 coming out wink.gif
You do know BF3 requires Origin right?

This not only nets them more revenue, but it also introduced a lot of people to their service. Removing STEAM was huge since that removed their biggest competitor and forced people to use their service. More people using their service = more people browsing their shop = more revenue for them. So yes, it has a lot to do with removing their games on steam.

ME3, Sim City and Crysis 3 were also huge and required origin.
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You do know BF3 requires Origin right?

This not only nets them more revenue, but it also introduced a lot of people to their service. Removing STEAM was huge since that removed their biggest competitor and forced people to use their service. More people using their service = more people browsing their shop = more revenue for them. So yes, it has a lot to do with removing their games on steam.

ME3, Sim City and Crysis 3 were also huge and required origin.

Sure. I'm just saying BF3 would have generated huge amounts of revenue regardless of what platform it was sold on. Sure EA make more money per sold game when they are sold on Orgin instead of steam but at the same time its pretty clear that they would have sold more copies if it was available on steam so it balances out.
    
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mobile and handhelds in the hundreds of millions?
what does EA even sell worth buying in that category?
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Sure. I'm just saying BF3 would have generated huge amounts of revenue regardless of what platform it was sold on. Sure EA make more money per sold game when they are sold on Orgin instead of steam but at the same time its pretty clear that they would have sold more copies if it was available on steam so it balances out.
Maybe, but you're probably underestimating the 30% or so Valve makes (estimate, based on other distributors cuts, since Valve's numbers are all secret).

If anything, more people on Origin has likely lead to more sales on Origin, which more than makes up for any possible losses from cutting Steam out of the picture. I doubt EA would have kept Origin exclusivity going if they weren't making money off it.
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If anything, more people on Origin has likely lead to more sales on Origin, which more than makes up for any possible losses from cutting Steam out of the picture. I doubt EA would have kept Origin exclusivity going if they weren't making money off it.

Agreed, EA is quick to cut off trapped limbs.
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These are pretty impressive sales!
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